Liberian-based millionaire businessman and candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ibadan North Federal Constituency, Musiliudeen Olaide Akinremi, has been declared winner of the Saturday’s House of Representatives election in the area.
With his victory, Akinremi emerged as the only candidate of the APC to win in Ibadan metropolis where the opposition Peoples Democratic Party tsunami consumed the aspiration of other party’s candidates, including Governor Abiola Ajimobi, seeking senatorial bid in Oyo south.
Akinremi polled 17,048 votes to narrowly defeat his closest rival, Ademola Omotosho of PDP who garnered 16,237 votes.
Save for Ibadan North constituency, other APC candidates lost to the PDP in all other metropolitan federal constituencies in the city like Ibadan Northwest/southwest and Ibadan Southeast/Northeast.
Akinremi was declared elected and returned by the Returning Officer, Prof. Mukaila Olujide.
However, the PDP collation agent, Mr. Olumuyiwa Makinde and that of Accord, Mr. Adeoye Omobolade, rejected the results on the grounds that the result sheets of three polling units in the local government area are still shrouded in mystery.
The party agents noted that the number of registered voters in the three polling units is more than 811 votes margin with which the APC won. They refused to sign the result sheet.
But the returning officer stood his ground, telling the agents to report their grievances to the commission.